1/14 Abby AMPS 138 / +5 56 / +5.5 62 / +7 118 drop to .25?

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  1. SDAbby

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    https://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/posts/2718940/

    hi, all, well Abby clearly doesn't agree that Dr. Esley's is LC. She has been off for a day and a half now (even though that was her secondary snack food) and her numbers have dropped a lot. She is eating LC food and fine now; however, wondering if there are any thoughts on whether I should drop to .25 (even though we just came down to .5)? Given where she was pre-christmas (just a drop and not really eating many kibbles), I'm tempted to take the reduction to try it out without LC kibble.

    BTW - I use an AT so I know to closely monitor her below 60 and I assume the TR number of 50 was triggered with an AT 56, but let me know if that is not the case. I just decided to start TR so I'm not as familiar with the rules but am reading the overview (again) now.

    thanks for any thoughts...
     
  2. JaxBenji

    JaxBenji Well-Known Member

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    Hi! Sorry no one stopped by!

    The TR number for reductions on a human meter is 50 and on a pet meter is 68 - so if kitty falls below that number then a reduction is earned and you should monitor closely to get kitty to a higher number. Note the 62 on your SS at +5.5 should be lime green since it's <68 (but you'll have to color it yourself).

    I can't speak to the dose but following TR, a reduction was earned. If you want to hold, I would get input from @Wendy&Neko or one of the more experienced folks.
     
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  3. SDAbby

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    thanks so much for catching this! I appreciate it. It's been so long since Abby has dropped down I got the number mixed up...unless I hear other opinions, I think I'll take the reduction to .25 and see what that does for her. Glad to see Jax is still doing well! thanks again for the note (and bump)!
     
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  4. JaxBenji

    JaxBenji Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome :bighug: And Jax is just here to keep me on my toes...generally behaving and constantly testing my patience :p
     
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  5. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Often food changes - especially withdrawing dried kibble from their diet will result in falling numbers. You and @JaxBenji made the right call - any number below 68 is an auto reduction on the AT2 using TR dosing method. You could switch to a human meter so that the dosing methods and numbers make more sense since they were written using human meters. Next dose is .25 - keep a close eye on her - she may not need that much...she'll let you know.

    Have a great evening!
     
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  6. SDAbby

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  7. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    What a difference the "LC" kibble makes! Good luck with the new dose.
     
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